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Gigabyte's Next Generation Motherboard Line-up Teaser

Lock and Load! With the next generation motherboards from Gigabyte (more)

The Complete Computer Assembly Guide

Building your own computer is not only rewarding but it gives you many more options with regards to future upgrades. The best thing about building your own computer is also that it's not as difficult as people may think. (more)

Computer Assembly Guide Part 6: Installing a Graphics Card or Any Other Add-in Card

Once you've built your computer you may want to improve or expand it using expansion cards such as graphics cards, WiFi cards, controller cards, etc. they are super simple to fit and in this guide I'll show you how. (more)

Gigabyte Z77 Motherboard Line-up and Feature Comparison

Steve takes a look at 3 choice Gigabyte Z77 boards for a rundown on features and some insight into which one may suit your needs. (more)

Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe mITX Review

Asus prove that size really isn't everything with this powerhouse of a Z77 Mini-ITX board. (more)

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ASRock Motherboards To Get High-End Audio

Next-Gen ASRock motherboards to sound better than ever (more)

Haswell Ready Motherboards at CeBIT 2013

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G-Series motherboards to receive Cinema Audio Chips (more)

Intel to Stop Making Desktop Motherboards

Shifting Focus to "Innovative Form-Factors" over the next three years. (more)

Zotac M-ITX FM2 Motherboard

AMD Trinity support from new board. (more)

AMD Motherboards

A motherboard is considered by many to be the most important component in a system. It will determine the overall performance of the computer and what future upgrades are possible; it is not possible to attempt to future proof your computer without the right motherboard! The motherboard is the largest component in a computer after the case and consists of many ports, slots and connectors that allow you to connect the processor, memory, hard drives, optical drive, graphics cards, USB devices and many more to the machine. Today’s high end motherboards will support connections allowing millions of components to be used in your dream computer.

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Beginners Guide to Motherboards

What is a Motherboard and why do I need one? A motherboard is considered by many to be the most important component in a system. It will determine the overall performance of the computer and what future upgrades are possible; it is not possible to attempt to future proof your computer without the right motherboard! The motherboard is the largest component in a computer after the case and consists of many ports, slots and connectors that allow you to connect the processor, memory, hard drives, optical drive, graphics cards, USB devices and many more to the machine. Today’s high end motherboards will support connections allowing millions of components to be used in your dream computer. How do I work out if the Motherboard will fit in my case? Cases vary in external appearance and size; you can find cases that look like giant mobile phones or the sails from a ship. One thing is standard on the internals and that is the form factor. The form factor enables you to purchase components with confidence they will fit into the case, the screw spacing on hard drives and motherboards is standardised for example. The main form factors you will encounter are the following, these have been organised in order of largest to smallest: - E-ATX = Extended ATX form factor for use on the highest end motherboards and servers. Found normally on premium cases and motherboards only. - ATX = The most common form factor that most motherboards and cases conform to. - mATX – Micro-ATX form factor, usually found on pre-built computers or home media centres. mATX motherboards will fit in mATX cases and also into ATX cases. - mITX – Mini-ITX is a very small form factor found in nettop PCs and Eco Computing. A Mini ITX motherboard will fit into a mATX or ATX case. What do the different sockets on a Motherboard mean? All motherboards will list a socket they are compatible with. Generally speaking this will give you a good idea of what processors are compatible with the motherboard; it is always recommended checking the supported CPU list of...